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congresswoman michele bachmann earlier. in a moment we'll open our phone lines to get your thoughts on what you've seen and heard. particularly congressman ryan's comments. he was heckled and shouted down several times. we want to get your thoughts about the summit in june. we are going to show you congressman ryan's remarks again after your phone calls. here are the numbers. (202) 585-3885 for democrats to republicans, your number to call, (202) 585-3886. and for independence it is (202) 585-3887. first call is david, calling from rochester on the republican's line. >> caller: good morning. the big issue is jobs. as chairman 490 mentioned yesterday there are five known people on extended unemployment insurance. i offer the suggestion that the federal unemployment insurance benefits be used in conjunction with a nine, $10 per hour job to create 3 million jobs. basically that would basically at no cost. that will put $600 million a week into the economy. would've been any comments from either mr. ryan or governor romney on this concept? family next, charles, west palm beach on the democrat line.
to run for president of the united states. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome michele bachmann. [applause] [applause] >> thank you so much. what a wonderful morning. thank you so much. good morning. thank you for that warm introduction. it's always an honor and a thrill to be back at the values voter summit. i want to thank tony perkins and the great people at frc and before i start i just want to say a word about this concept you have heard about called the war on women, the so-called war on women. and i just want to say i think it has as much reliability and truthfulness as bill clinton's arithmetic. [applause] but this week as we have seen, there is a very real war that is going on across the world. and that is what i want to take my few moments together we have this morning. i said on the intelligence committee and we deal with the nations classified secrets. this is a real issue and as we survey the political landscape today, it feels like it's dÉjÀ vu all over again. staggering unemployment, high gas prices and a struggling economy. you would think jimmy carter was
jobs. todd has worked closely with michele bachmann, and together them and a few others have really pushed things that would really harm missouri families. on march 8th of 2011, todd akin said i don't like social security, i think it's a bad investment. he's gone on in this campaign to delineate what is the triple whammy to social security. not only does he not like it, he would privatize it, put it on the roller coaster of wall street. he would raise the retirement age, and he would lower the benefit. on august 18th of 2011, he said medicare was unconstitutional. and since that time he has, in fact, voted several times to voucherrize medicare, to turn seniors over to private insurance companies, to arm wrestle with them for coverage and whether their claims will be paid and make them go in their pocket for more than $6,000 a year. i believe we can lower the deficit and debt, but we will not do it, we should not do it, we cannot do it at the expense of these important programs for seniors. >> moderator: jonathan dine. dine: want to give a big chance for the missouri press associatio
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